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COLLEGE HAPPENINGS
Wednesday, February 3, 2016
UNC-CHAPEL HILL The Southern Historical Collection at UNC’s Wilson Library will use a $500,000 challenge grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to help establish a permanent African- American Collections and Outreach archivist. The new position will lead the effort to collect the untold stories of black communities, something the SHC
 
Cooke Foundation Scholarships
Wednesday, February 3, 2016
Cooke Foundation Scholarships The application period is open for the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation's Young Scholars Program. Outstanding seventh-grade students with financial need can apply for the program, which provides many benefits and can lead to the Cooke Foundation's prestigious college scholarship. Students selected as Cooke Young Scholars get
 
Council of State sells old house, agrees to fair chair lift
Tuesday, February 2, 2016
RALEIGH – North Carolina's top elected statewide officials have signed off on selling a 19th century house, building a chair lift at the State Fair and improving a downtown Raleigh square. The Council of State voted Tuesday to sell the Heck-Andrews House for $1.5 million to the North Carolina Association of Realtors. The mansion was built around 1870
 
Bipartisan support for school lunch improvements
Sunday, January 31, 2016
RALEIGH – Washington will have a busy week of catch-up next week after days of closures because of the record-setting snowfall. But before lawmakers got snowed in, members of the U.S. Senate released a bipartisan bill that would reauthorize child-nutrition programs, including the national school lunch and breakfast programs for the next five years.
 
Durham CAN members demand more school counselors
Sunday, January 31, 2016
DURHAM – Durham youth and parents connected with Durham Congregations, Associations, and Neighborhoods will attend a Durham Public Schools Board of Education work session Monday at 4 p.m. to urge DPS to add additional school counselors to their budget. DPS will soon defend its budget projections during meetings with the Durham County commissioners.
 
Nonpartisan support for Connect NC Bond
Thursday, January 28, 2016
RALEIGH – In less than two months at the March 15 primary, North Carolina voters will have their say on a bond referendum that supporters say would offer much-needed funding for the university and community college systems, National Guard, state parks, and water and sewer systems. The Connect NC bond - essentially acting as a loan - would provide $2
 
Chapel Hill Zetas celebrate 96 years
Thursday, January 28, 2016
Zeta Phi Beta Sorority–Eta Phi Zeta Chapter participated in a series of events during its recent Founders’ Day weekend to honor the organization’s founding principles of Scholarship, Service, Sisterhood, and Finer Womanhood. Chapel Hill Zetas were in attendance Jan. 16 during the 14th Annual Triangle Founders Day Program. The event at the
 
Create home inventory
Thursday, January 28, 2016
RALEIGH – With the new year, many folks are looking to reorganize their closets and live up to new year's resolutions. According to the National Association of Insurance Commissioners, one of those should be taking an inventory of valuable belongings in case it's ever needed for an insurance claim. A record complete with pictures, receipts and other
 
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